FLOWERY BRANCH — Flowery Branch used a 16-3 third quarter to blow open a close game en route to a 55-40 win over Dawson County in a battle of ranked teams at the Flowery Branch gym.
The Falcons (3-0) led 13-11 after the first quarter and just 25-24 at halftime. But after the big third-quarter surge they took a 41-27 lead into the fourth quarter.
Junior Ashlee Locke and freshman Keidra Young both recorded double-doubles for Flowery Branch. Locke poured in 15 points and had 12 rebounds while Young finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Shaina Kriews chipped in 13 points for the Falcons.
Sophia D'Oliveira led Dawson County with 13 points. Marlie Townley, Mariah Benson, and Kirklyn Porter all had 8 points each for the Tigers.
NORTH HALL 84
HABERSHAM CENTRAL 53
The Trojans improved to 2-0 on the season after a huge win over the Raiders.
North Hall exploded for 50 points in the first half to lead 50-29 by halftime. The Trojans took a 68-45 lead into the fourth quarter.
Lauren Swanson paced North Hall with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Grace Hollifield added 13 points and Ansley Smallwood and Maci Gillespie each had 11 points for the Trojans. Rylee McCall chipped in with 9 points
North Hall will travel to Chestatee on Thursday.
WEST HALL 50
JACKSON COUNTY 49
LAKEVIEW ACADEMY 92
Five players scored in double figures to lead the Lions to a win.
Lakeview exploded out of the gates running out to a 38-8 lead after the first quarter. The Lions led 59-21 at halftime.
Jackie Allen and Eliza Snyder both just missed out triple-doubles.
Allen poured in 22 points, 8 assists, 7 steals a while Eliza Snyder added 19 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds for Lakeview.
Joelle Snyder had 15 points and 4 steals, Maddy Towles had 15 points and 7 rebounds, and Elise Roark had 11 points, 4 steals. Ellie Kate Madonna chipped in 8 points and 5 rebounds for the Lions.
EAGLES LANDING 64
Ashyia Willis scored 24 points and Tate Walters had 19 to lead the Wolves past Eagles Landing at Buford Arena on Tuesday.
Blair Wallis added 15 points.